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Organic

OrganicOrganic production continues to grow in New York State. There are around 750 certified organic farms with over 68,900 acres. Of these farms, 286 are dairies. The Finger Lakes is a hub for organic crop production.




Economics of Producing Industrial Hemp in NYS, 2019 Budgets

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 17, 2019

Farm business owners can use 2019 budgets to make decisions regarding industrial hemp's place in their cropping systems.


Crop Alert

Mike Stanyard, Team Leader, Field Crops
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: July 27, 2018
Crop Alert

Timely observations, information, and control strategies for managing pests, fertility, and current conditions on northwestern NY farms.


Know a Better Pasture

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 20, 2018
Know a Better Pasture

Pasture is a great way to feed your livestock during the growing season. 

Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production for the CSW Rotation

John Hanchar, Farm Business Management
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 10, 2018
Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production for the CSW Rotation

Growers transitioning from conventional to organic production for the corn, soybean, wheat (CSW) cropping system can use an analysis of transition period economics to make decisions regarding an optimal crop sequencing.

Dealing with Frostbite on Newborn Lambs and Kids

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: January 2, 2018
Dealing with Frostbite on Newborn Lambs and Kids

Frostbite can be more serious than just ear damage in a cold winter. 

Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale Farms in the Northeast

Last Modified: October 6, 2017
Improved Meat Marketing for Small Scale Farms in the Northeast

Part 1. Understand the customer and their needs: Developing marketing strategy.

Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed to Substantiate Animal Raising Claims

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 8, 2017
Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed to Substantiate Animal Raising Claims

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the Agency in USDA with the responsibility for ensuring that the labeling of meat and poultry products is truthful and not misleading.

Decoding the Label: Know Your Beef Choices

Last Modified: May 10, 2017
Decoding the Label: Know Your Beef Choices

Check out the newly released fact sheet on types of beef production practices. 

Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing

Last Modified: May 4, 2017
Managing Spring Grass Growth and Selective Grazing

For most beef cattle farmers who are managing their pastures in a rotational grazing system two of the biggest spring challenges are the flush of rapid growth that will occur and selective grazing. OSU Wayne Co. extension educator Rory Lewandowski reviews some basic plant growth biology and grazing principles that may suggest some management strategies. Click here for the full article. 

Forage Congress - Presentations

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: March 14, 2017
Forage Congress - Presentations

New to the NWNY Team's lineup this winter was Forage Congress at the Genesee River Restaurant and Reception Center in Mount Morris, NY.

This event covered timely topics recommended by the region's producers. The morning's session began with an overview of the cropping plan from the ground up, economics of high fiber digestibility, and new alfalfa varieties with quality grasses. The afternoon covered double cropping with winter triticale and options for properly storing silages. 

Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies- Spanish & English

Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: February 9, 2017
Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies- Spanish & English

The Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies is now available in English and Spanish from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. El Guía del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) Para los Ranchos Orgánicos ya es disponible en inglés y español del Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas del Estado de Nueva York. 

English- http://hdl.handle.net/1813/42899
Español- http://hdl.handle.net/1813/46203

Fall Forages

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock
Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Last Modified: September 8, 2016
Fall Forages

Fall is coming, whether or not you have all your hay crops needed for the winter.





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Upcoming Events

NY Corn & Soybean Growers - 2021 Summer Crop Tour

August 5, 2021
Canandaigua, NY

The Annual Summer Crop Tour will resume in person on August 5th, 2021 at Catalpa Farms in Canandaigua, NY. They are excited to welcome Rob Sharkey, better known to his many followers as The Shark Farmer, as the keynote speaker this year!

American Farmland Trust - Women for the Land Learning Circle - Conservation Action

August 9, 2021
Perry, NY

Women for the Land Learning Circle - Conservation Action, followed by a bus tour at Table Rock Farm in Castile, NY

Open to all women involved in agriculture in New York, AFT invites you to join us for a peer-to-peer Learning Circle and Farm Tour this August. Our focus is Conservation in Action. Attendees will meet at an immersive photograph exhibit featuring western New York female farmers. We will hear about how conservation is put into action from a certified crop consultant who specializes in on-farm conservation planning. Then we will board a bus and head over to an award-winning family-run dairy, Table Rock Farm, that is at the forefront of agricultural innovation, to see it all in person. Meghan Hauser, a co-owner of the farm, will lead us through the efforts she and her team have implemented to make their 100+ year old farm an environmentally and economically thriving operation. After the tour, we will reflect on the experience and discuss action steps we can take to achieve our own conservation goals.

FACILITATORS: 

Stephanie Castle, American Farmland Trust
Joan Petzen, Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy and Livestock Team
Lorie Ames, Western New York Crop Management Association
JoBeth Bellanca, USDA-NRCS
Meghan Hauser, Table Rock Farm

2021 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 12, 2021
Aurora, NY

The 2021 Cornell Field Crops annual field day will be held August 12th highlighting the latest field crops research across CALS and providing an opportunity for in-person exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's program offers a wide variety of content from no-till planting into rolled cover crops to the use of unoccupied robotic vehicles to monitor plant growth and health.

Announcements

The NWNY Team is Hiring!

The NWNT Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is currently looking for a Field Crops Specialist.

As the Field Crops Specialist, you will provide commercial crop growers, producers, consultants, and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and management practices. You will focus on developing an education and applied research program in the areas of forage production management, soil health/nutrient management and advancing the principles, applications and implementation of precision agriculture technologies for growers. Other responsibilities include:
  • Providing producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and maximize profit opportunities based on emerging best-management practices.
  • Analyzing and evaluating major program efforts with the input of all program partners and making recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
  • Participating in regional, statewide, and national workgroups.
  • Initiating and conducting field demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of commercial crop production.
  • Individually and collaboratively exploring and pursuing new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
  • Planning and implementing educational programs utilizing a variety of methods, including direct teaching through group experiences, social media, newsletters, electronic technology, use of the internet, and distance learning.
  • Preparing quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program progress and accomplishments.
This position is full-time and will be located in Mount Morris, New York. This is a three-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2021.

For full position description and how to apply, visit: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18630


*NEW* The NWNY Team Blog!

Our goal for this blog is to share with farmers and allied industry professionals, technical and applicable resources regarding all aspects of dairy farming, livestock and small farms, field crops and soils, and topics related to farm business management and precision agriculture.

The blog will feature Crop Alerts, Dairy Alerts, Bilingual (Spanish) Resources, Upcoming Events and more from our team members. This blog is free for everyone to use, explore and enjoy. When new material is published, subscribers will receive an email notification.

We hope you enjoy this new platform, and are looking forward to engaging with you in the future!